NMFS Opens Directed Fishing for Atka Mackerel in Central Aleutian District and Prohibits Trawling within Steller Sea Lion Critical Habitat

March 31, 2000 - 3:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is opening directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the Central Aleutian District outside critical habitat and is prohibiting trawling within Steller sea lion critical habitat in the Central Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area, effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, April 3, 2000, according to Steven Pennoyer, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

These actions are necessary to fully utilize the 2000 A season harvest specification of Atka mackerel TAC in the Central Aleutian District, and because the 2000 A season critical habitat percentage of Atka mackerel allocated to the Central Aleutian District has been reached.

Steller sea lion critical habitat is defined at 50 CFR part 226, Table 1 and Table 2.

This information bulletin provides notice of a regulatory change. Do not rely upon it to guide you in complying with the regulatory change.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019